The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish by Allan StrattonThe Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish by Allan Stratton

The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish

byAllan Stratton

Paperback | April 5, 2014

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Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award 2015 - Nominated

Faith healers, movie moguls, and social-climbing fraudsters collide in Depression-era Los Angeles

It's the Great Depression and Mary Mabel McTavish is suicidal. A drudge at the Bentwhistle Academy for Young Ladies (aka Wealthy Juvenile Delinquents), she is at London General Hospital when little Timmy Beeford is carried into emergency and pronounced dead. He was electrocuted at an evangelical road show when the metal cross on top of the revival tent was struck by lightning. Believing she's guided by her late mother, Mary Mabel lays on hands. Timmy promptly returns to life.

William Randolph Hearst gets wind of the story and soon the Miracle Maid is rocketing from the Canadian backwoods to '30s Hollywood. Jack Warner, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Rockettes round out a cast of Ponzi promoters, Bolshevik hoboes, and double-dealing social climbers in a fast-paced tale that satirizes the religious right, media manipulation, celebrity, and greed.
Allan Stratton is the internationally award-winning author of Chanda's Secrets and Borderline. He is also a playwright whose hits include Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii and Rexy! Stratton's first adult novel, The Phoenix Lottery, was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. He lives in Toronto.
Title:The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:April 5, 2014Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459708490

ISBN - 13:9781459708495


Editorial Reviews

.skewers the chicanery and entrenched religious right of the 1930s. Its language is spot on for the times and will produce much laughter. - Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NF)